Advancement Courses

For rising 7th through 11th graders


No School 7/4 - 7/5

STATE TESTING  will be conducted in the last week of the program 

(Subject to change due to NJ DOE)

LHS Students looking to advance:

LHS students must take offered courses through SMILE if the course is offered by the program.

Alternative options are provided only if SMILE does not offer the course.

Advancement is four weeks (8:00 am-2:45 pm) 

Includes a 45 minute lunch break

(no lunch will be provided)

Advancement courses available

College Prep:

Algebra I (NJSLA testing)*


Algebra II (NJSLA testing)*

Geometry (NJSLA testing)*

For LMS Advancement, a student must take Algebra to move to Geometry 8.  

LMS students who do not meet the required grades will be placed based on course performance.


Students rising to 9th grade to LHS: 

7th grade LMS Students:

**All grades are based on assessments that include midterm and final exams.

Out of District Students:

NJSLA - Math Testing

*All courses for advancement and credit recovery in Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II (all levels) must sit for the summer administration of NJSLA-Math per NJDOE requirements.  If a student is unavailable to sit for NJSLA-Math, no credit will be awarded for the course and the student cannot receive advancement or recovery for the course they are enrolled in.  

(Dates are determined by the NJ DOE)

Student Cost for Advancement: 

Tuition rate 2024: $950

* Financial assistance is available. Families must be classified by their home resident district for receiving free or reduced meals.  Documentation may be requested.

Non-refundable registration $50 fee per student is included in price.  

Multi-student discount available for Leonia and Edgewater residents only.

Families registering more than one student are eligible for a discount:

2 Students:  10% discount will be applied to the total SMILE cost.

3 Students:  15% discount will be applied to the total SMILE cost.

*Discounts will be adjusted if a student registration is canceled.

Payment and cancellations: 

Seating is not confirmed until payment is made for tuition in full.

Payments must be made before or on the day the program begins.  Students will not be awarded credit and/or be permitted to participate until payment has been made. 

Students will not earn credit for Recovery or Advancement and/or may not be allowed to join the program if payment is not received.  Each day missed will count as an absence.


Before registering:

Syllabi for Advancement

Summer - Algebra I Outline v1.pdf
Summer - Geometry Honors Outline.pdf
Summer - Algebra II Honors Outline.pdf